"Sarah Chayes has produced a passionate, involving, important work of journalism…Her commitment to the story pulses on every page; her portrait of the Taliban's recent resurgence, and its causes, is chilling."Stephen Coll author of Ghost Wars
"Sarah Chayes has written what will undoubtedly be the definitive account of the fall of the Taliban. More extraordinary, though, is the fact that she delivers this vitally important information in a from that one could almost mistake for the best sort of thriller."Sebastian Junger author of A Death in Belmont and The Perfect Storm.
Sarah Chayes served as overseas correspondent for NPR from 1997 to 2002. In 2002, she left NPR to take a position running a nongovernmental aid organization, Afghans for a Civil Society, founded by Qayum Karzai. In 1999 she won the Foreign Press Club and Sigma Delta Chi awards.